News Releases

02.09.16

Hoeven: Corps Chooses Minot for New Permanent Flood Protection Study

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the city of Minot and the Souris River Basin for one of its new permanent flood protection studies in Fiscal Year 2016. The Corps' work plan includes $200,000 in funding pursuant to a congressional appropriation to get the study started. This funding is in addition to $500,000 included in the administration's Fiscal Year 2017 budget for Minot flood protection. "This gets us over an important hurd… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven: LaMoure to Receive Nearly $4 Million for Sanitary Sewer Upgrade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide $3.9 million pursuant to a congressional appropriation to upgrade the LaMoure sanitary sewer system. The Corps included the LaMoure project in its Fiscal Year 2016 work plan, which it released today. Hoeven serves on the Energy and Water Appropriations Committee where he worked to include funding for projects like LaMoure. "The City of LaMoure has been working hard to deal with the effects of an … Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Announces $900,000 HUD Grant for Spirit Lake Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $900,000 to the Spirit Lake Tribe. The funds are made available through HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant program and will help to improve housing and provide economic opportunities. "All North Dakotans deserve access to affordable, quality housing and economic opportunities," Hoeven s… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $200K in Federal Funding to Promote Community and Economic Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a total of $198,000 to the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, the Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council and the North Central Planning Council. The funds will be used to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) in order to promote private capital investment and job crea… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's 2017 Budget

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's 2017 budget proposal: "The budget that President Obama released today does not recognize the nation's crucial need to get its fiscal house in order and is more of the same: more spending, more taxes and more government. Under the president's budget the cost of living and running a business would increase because of his proposed $10 per barrel tax on crude oil. Spending would also grow, … Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Announces an Additional $17.4 Million in Bureau of Reclamation Funding for Rural Water Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Garrison Diversion Unit in North Dakota an additional $17.4 million in funding to build and improve water supply systems in a number of North Dakota and tribal communities. The senator said that with a previous $7.4 million Bureau of Reclamation award for rural water, North Dakota will receive nearly $24.8 million for essential water supply projects. Hoeven serves o… Continue Reading


02.08.16

Hoeven Statement on HHS' Announcement It Will Not House Unaccompanied Children from Central America in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will not use Grand Forks Airforce Base (GFAFB) as a site to house unaccompanied minors from Central America. Last month, Hoeven spoke with Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary for HHS, to express his concern over the Obama administration's consideration of GFAFB as a site to house unaccompanied children. "I believe HHS has arrived at a similar conclu… Continue Reading


02.08.16

Hoeven Presses for Great Accountability and Empowerment at Indian Health Service

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed officials from the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make better use of their funding to empower Native Americans to access better health care services and IHS staff to report and address problems within the agency. Hoeven's comments come in response to the persistent issues at IHS' Great Plains Area office, formerly the Aberdeen Area office, wh… Continue Reading


02.05.16

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's Proposed $10 Per Barrel Tax on Crude Oil Production

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to President Obama's proposal to impose an additional tax of $10 a barrel on crude oil: "It makes no sense to put a $10 per barrel tax on oil at a time when American companies are competing in a global market and fighting just to stay in business. The tax will not only cost American jobs and impede the American economy, but also raise prices for consumers at the pump. "In… Continue Reading


02.05.16

Hoeven: Grand Forks Air Force Base Well Positioned for Future UAS Training, Arctic Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven Thursday discussed key missions for Grand Forks Air Force Base with General Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, following the general's visit to Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) this week. Hoeven and Carlisle discussed the Air Force's commitment to the battlefield communications mission that is performed by the Global Hawk Block 20, the role the Global Hawk Block 40 can play in a possible Arctic mission, as well as future training for… Continue Reading


02.05.16

Hoeven Announces $200K in Federal Funding to NDSU to Support Ag Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded a total of $200,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The funds have been awarded as follows: $150,000 for research to develop a new approach to address wheat t… Continue Reading


02.04.16

Hoeven Introduces North Dakota Native Dr. Mary Wakefield at Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Devils Lake, North Dakota native Dr. Mary Wakefield at a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing and urged his colleagues to confirm her to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), second in command of the federal agency. "Dr. Wakefield understands firsthand the challenges associated with providing quality, affordable and accessible health care services, particularly in rural and tribal communities. Th… Continue Reading


02.02.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $673K in Federal Funding to Support NDSU Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded $673,606 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to help fund research on growth rates and body size variation in bees. Bee body size predicts pollination performance, and by improving our understanding of bees' physiological traits, researchers can draw conclusions on pollinator health and performance. … Continue Reading


02.01.16

Hoeven Meets with New Air Force Under Secretary Lisa Disbrow

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven met with newly confirmed Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow to discuss key defense issues and North Dakota's role ahead of her upcoming visit to the state. The Senate approved her nomination earlier last month. "I am pleased that Undersecretary Disbrow is going to see in person the missions the Air Force performs in Minot and Grand Forks," Hoeven said. "I wanted to highlight several things we've been working on at both bases and offer my support to t… Continue Reading


02.01.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Dickinson Area

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson with $2,081,217 in federal funding to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the region. The funds were awarded by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, which works to promote the social and economic wellbeing of families, children and communities. "Investing in early education programs helps to ensure that w… Continue Reading


01.29.16

Hoeven Announces $9 Million in Available Funding to Ease Wetland Compliance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is making $9 million available through the Wetland Mitigation Banking Program. The funding supports a market-based approach to help farmers comply with wetlands mitigation requirements. Hoeven served on the House-Senate conference committee that negotiated the 2… Continue Reading


01.29.16

Hoeven Offers Amendments to New Energy Legislation to Promote Jobs, Economic Growth, National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today offered amendments to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, that will help to streamline energy regulations and advance coal ash recycling. "To build the right kind of energy plan for our country, we need to both reduce the regulatory burden and build the energy infrastructure - the pipelines, transmission lines, roads and rail - that will help us to move energy around the country as safely as possi… Continue Reading


01.27.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Jamestown

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,745,426 in federal funding to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Jamestown. The funds were awarded by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, which works to promote the social and economic wellbeing of families, children and communities. "It's important for us to invest in programs that help build a strong foundation for our children to succeed," sa… Continue Reading


01.22.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp Congratulate North Dakota Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected Sara Hatlewick of Jamestown and Alexis Vannett of Fargo to serve as delegates to the program's 54th annual Washington Week. The program, which features 104 student delegates from across the country, will be held March 5 - 12. "North Dakota's students do an excellent job both in the classroom and in their communities," the senators said in a joint statement. … Continue Reading


01.22.16

Hoeven: We Must Reduce the Regulatory Burden, Empower Our Energy Industry to Compete in the Global Market

WASHINGTON - During a Senate Energy Committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven drove home the importance of empowering America's energy industry to compete in the global market. While speaking with witnesses from both private and federal organizations, including the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Hoeven highlighted how burdensome federal regulations impede and increase the costs of domestic energy development, which hinder the nation's exports, reduce economic growth and undermine… Continue Reading

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